The Whitechapel Files

Open Lecture

Founded in 1901, the Whitechapel Gallery has hosted some of the most important artistic developments in national and world culture. Responsive to the cultural diversity of the community it served and the art scene worldwide, the gallery supported collaborations with Jewish writers and artists, artists from Asia, as well as artists from Europe and Latin America.

Nayia Yiakoumaki is pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts on the theme of institutional archives and their curatorial potential. As the Whitechapel Archive Research Curator, she is now involved in the development of a dedicated Archive Collection Gallery. At this TrAIN Open Lecture, Yiakoumaki will discuss the history of the Whitechapel in relation to the different visitor groups it attracted and referred to; this subject will complemented with reference to an archive based exhibition held at the Whitechapel last year: The Whitechapel Files.

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  • Nayia Yiakoumaki

    Guest Speaker - 2007

    Presently Archive Research Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Nayia Yiakoumaki is an artist and curator. She studied Photography at the London College of Printing and is pursuing a PhD on the theme of institutional archives and their curatorial potential.
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